Average Chemical Dependency Counselor Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Chemical Dependency Counselor is $16.64.
MEDIAN $16.64
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $23
$87 - $2,078
Total Pay
$27,679 - $50,143

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Job Description for Chemical Dependency Counselor

Chemical Dependency Counselor Tasks
  • Manage caseload and documentation
  • Perform chemical dependency evaluations for patients
  • Develop individual intervention, treatment and recovery plans
  • Facilitate and lead group and education sessions
  • Gather information about patients using interviews, case histories, observations and assessments

Popular Employer Salaries for Chemical Dependency Counselor

The top respondents for the job title Chemical Dependency Counselor are from the companies Gateway Foundation, Inc., College Hospital and College Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at College Hospital where the average pay is $21.49. Gateway Foundation, Inc. pays the lowest at around $15.29.

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Popular Skills for Chemical Dependency Counselor

Skills in Counseling, Case Management and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Counseling and Group Therapy.

Pay by Experience Level for Chemical Dependency Counselor

An entry-level Chemical Dependency Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.85 based on 140 salaries. An early career Chemical Dependency Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.82 based on 327 salaries. A mid-career Chemical Dependency Counselor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.23 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Chemical Dependency Counselor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.11 based on 106 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Chemical Dependency Counselor in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 30.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (17.1% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (6.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (11.4% less), Dayton, Ohio (3.0% less) and Columbus, Ohio (0.8% less).

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